TIL that you need to give Gravity Forms add-ons some capabilities, otherwise they might disappear from the WordPress admin.
When you configure exim4 as your email transport, you will likely need to tell it to replace some user names with aliases. To make your life simpler, use wildcards to do the job for you.
Sometimes the WooCommerce out of stock message isn’t quite appropriate. Here’s a couple of ways to change that message.
Ever needed to search for a post by something other than the title or post content? If you’ve built a website with custom post types that have additional fields, it’s a good chance that admins will need to search on your custom meta.
Wow. It’s been over a year since my last blog post. 2016 seems to have just steamrolled over me. This is not good! But I’m not going to let 2016 beat me completely, so there will be a few blog posts over the next few weeks. Get back in your box, 2016, I’m not done.
I still get the occasional Classic ASP VBScript maintenance job from time to time, and it reminds me of the language statements it just doesn’t have. Like “continue”, great for skipping a bunch of logic inside a For loop. Turns out, there is a nice simple way to get that functionality.
If you accept user input and then export it as CSV, please read this now! James Kettle very neatly explains how something as simple as a CSV export can be used to deliver exploits. I didn’t know about this before today; hat tip to Gravity Forms and, via them, Ninja Forms.
Gravity Forms normally loads its stylesheets in the page head, where they belong. It does that only on pages which have forms, which is nice. If you use a widget to host your form, however, it can’t detect that until it renders the widget… too late to load the stylesheets in the head. At that point, it just pulls them directly into the page body.
Events Manager is a really nice, easy to customise plugin for showing events on WordPress websites. One gripe I always have with it is that the location maps zoom when you use the mouse scroll wheel, something I always turn off when I add a map to a page. Here’s how to fix it.
Customising the AJAX output of WordPress plugins can often be a breeze, when the authors oblige other developers by peppering their code with action and filter hooks. But if they don’t, you can always fall back on hacking the plugin’s AJAX action.
It’s not often that I quote Jane Austen, but she had it so right when she said, “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”
I’ve moved nearly all of WebAware’s websites to DigitalOcean, and stuck NginX in front of everything.